Indian IT Firm Donates Computers To A Ghanian Teacher Who Taught MSWord On Blackboard

As much as we’d like to complain and moan about the evils of the Internet. Sometimes, it is the very thing that brings about the revolution. A similar thing happened in Ghana, at an unexpected time.

A few weeks earlier a photo of a Ghana teacher teaching computers to his students went viral. The image showed him teaching MS Word to the students on a blackboard. Most of us learned how to use these applications actually on a computer and not via a drawing. This stark contrast does make us aware of our privilege.

The Ghana teacher was Richard Appiah Akoto who was teaching a set of students in Sekyedumase. He goes by the name Owura Kwadwo Hottish on Facebook. Little did he realize, this post he shared would become viral and impact his students positively.

The image was seen by the right people. When the Indian IT firm NIIT became aware of this, they were eager to help. NIIT office in Accra, Ghana were kind enough to donate five computers, laptop, and books to the school.

This is what the NIIT center manager Ashish Kumar, said:

“We saw the news going viral on Facebook and other social media platforms. We were so touched by the teacher’s dedication to his students that we decided to support the school with the best we could do as an IT training organization.”


The donation which was part of their CSR outreach programme was well received. In fact, Microsoft too did their bit to help Richard. The African arm of Microsoft flew him to the Annual Educators Exchange which would help him stay updated in his field.

Days, like these, you actually appreciate the positives of the platform.

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